Coxsone's Music 2 The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959-63

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  • 1. Roland and his Alley Cats – Jerk Pork
  • 2. Neville Esson – Lovers Jive
  • 3. Monty & The Cyclones – Lazy Lou
  • 4. Owen Gray – Get Drunk
  • 5. Monty & The Cyclones – Dog It
  • 6. Clancy Eccles – More Proof
  • 7. Tommy McCook & The Skatalites – Exodus
  • 8. Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Swanee River Rock
  • 9. Delroy Wilson – Spit In The Sky
  • 10. Roland Alphonso – Federal Special
  • 11. Owen Gray – Grandma Grandpa
  • 12. Don Drummond – Cuban Blockade
  • 13. Theophilus Beckford With Clue J & His City Slickers – Little Lady
  • 14. Tommy McCook – Away From You
  • 15. Clancy Eccles With Hersan & His City Slickers – I Live And I Love
  • 16. Roland Alphonso and His Alley Cats – Hully Gully Rock
  • 17. Delroy Wilson – Lion Of Judah
  • 18. Tommy McCook – Two For One
  • 19. Toots & The Maytals – Sweet Sweet Jenny
  • 20. Roland Alphonso – Grand National
  • 21. Owen Gray With Hersan & His City Slickers – Sinners Weep and Mourn
  • 22. Tommy McCook – Peanut Vendor
  • 23. Toots & The Maytals – Shining Light
  • 24. Lascelles Perkins with Clue J & His Blues Blasters  – Lonely Moments
  • 25. Toots & The Maytals – Six and Seven Books Of Moses
  • 26. Cecil Lloyd – It Happens
  • 27. Bonny & Scully – Don't Do It
  • 28. Don Drummond – Scrap Iron
  • 29. Lascelles Perkins with Clue J & His Blues Blasters  – Creation
  • 30. Tommy McCook – Don't Slam The Door
  • 31. Winston & Bibbie and The Rhythm Aces – Joybells Of Independence
  • 32. Roland Alphonso – Jack Ruby
  • 33. Toots & The Maytals – Hallelujah
  • 34. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Habits
  • 35. Frank Anderson & Tommy McCook – Wheel and Turn
  • 36. Busty & Cool – Kingston To Mo'Bay
  • 37. Don Drummond – Mr Propman
  • 38. Higgs & Wilson – Mighty Man
  • 39. Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso – Trotting In
  • 40. Bunny & Skitter with Count Ossie and His Wareikas – Cool Breeze
  • 41. The Mellow Larks – Light Of My Life

Over 40 tracks!

This is the second collection to bring together many of the visionary producer Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s early recordings made with Jamaica’s most exciting young artists and musicians who helped define the world of reggae music over the decades following Jamaican Independence.

These recordings were made when Sir Coxsone ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the late 1950s and early 1960s with his number one Downbeat Sound System, where songs were tested out on dub plates at a dance to see a crowd’s reaction - the most popular of which were then released commercially.

Featuring early material by Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Tommy McCook (all of whom would form The Skatalites), Toots and The Maytals, young singers such as Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson, Owen Gray all captured in their formative days.

The music here spans a wealth of styles – Jamaican rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, proto-ska, Rastafarian – all of which were drawn upon to create the future sounds of Jamaican reggae that Sir Coxsone and the artists featured would soon create at Studio One which opened its doors in 1963.

This collection is released on heavyweight triple-vinyl plus download code, double CD with slipcase and digital download. Sleevenotes and text is by the author Noel Hawks.

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